USA, California: Peter Michael New Releases – 2018s & 2019s

The timing of my virtual tasting of Peter Michael's new releases this year coincided with the bottling date for the 2019 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: More New Releases

In Part 5 of my coverage of Napa Valley's 2018s, I continue to find impressive consistency with a lot of vibrant, evocative wines to recommend....

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USA, California: Penfolds Does Napa

Penfolds, one of Australia’s oldest wineries and the fifth most powerful global fine wine brand in 2020, released four new Californian wines this week....

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My 2020 Wine Discoveries: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

I think discoveries—of anything—should be as much about the sharing of journeys behind those discoveries as they are about unveiling that recently unearthed treasure....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: More 2017s & A Final Word on Smoke Taint

Everyone appears to be afraid to mention smoke taint, but it is one of the most important wine quality issues facing our industry today....

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Discover the Composition of Opus One at Matter Of Taste Napa Valley

This Masterclass led by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, and Opus One winemaker Michael Silacci, is not to be missed....

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Winemaker Spotlight: Philip Togni

He’ll be celebrating his 66th vintage this year....

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Winemaker Spotlight: Jim Close, Gamble Family Vineyards

Originally from England, Jim Close moved to California in 2000 to learn more about winemaking....

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